Adelaide. Not what you’d call a shopping destination, is it? Au contraire! I was genuinely surprised at just how much Adelaide has grown in the two plus years since I’d last set foot down south. Not only are there some really interesting retail spaces popping up—there are laneways littered with cute little designer boutiques along with a few well curated vintage stores too—it really does have it all. Behold, my top 5 shopping picks for your next trip to Adelaide! (Stay tuned, I’ll be doing a vintage store edition too.) MC
[the food] 1. Rundle Mall[/the food]
Set smack bang in the city centre, Rundle Mall offers a wide variety of chain stores, from hi-fi to lo-fi and everything in between.
[the food] 2. Adelaide Arcade [/the food]
Built in 1885, the Adelaide Arcade boasts over 100 speciality stores, from souvenir shops to gift shops and fine jewellery stores. Here, is where you take a step back in time to appreciate Adelaide’s history right in the centre of Rundle Mall.
[the food] 3. Rundle St East [/the food]
I’m not going to lie. Rundle Street East, is where it’s at! It’s the popular cosmopolitan East End District and a stones throw from Rundle Mall. Here you’ll find a mix of designer stores from Gorman to Tigerlilly, along with a few pop-up stores from home-grown Adelaide designers too. Hot tip: Keep an eye-out for Bauhaus, one of my all-time favourites.
[the food] 4. Ebenezer Place[/the food]
Tucked just behind Rundle st, Ebenezer Place is setting the standard when it comes to designer shopping. With only a few shops and cafes at the moment, this retail strip is set to take off. Watch this space…
[the food] 5. North Adelaide Village[/the food]
The village is known as the social hub of North Melbourne. Home to local boutiques such as Tu Yu and Sooki—while there isn’t a massive offering—it’s well-worth the trip to check out the stores on offer, as well as indulging in a coffee (or two) while you’re at it.
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Disclosure: I travelled to Adelaide courtesy of South Australian Tourism. All hotels, meals, transfers and experiences were complimentary.